SAINT GEORGE, Utah, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) is pleased to announce a new Tuition Reimbursement Program agreement with ATP Flight School, helping aspiring pilots solidify their career pathway to SkyWest Airlines. Together, SkyWest and ATP are providing a pathway for students to take control of their aviation careers. As part of this agreement, SkyWest will participate in ATP Flight School's Tuition Reimbursement Program, and ATP will be one of 56 exceptional flight schools to participate in SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program.
With the ATP Tuition Reimbursement Program, SkyWest will reimburse pilots up to $11,000 for flight training costs at ATP. In addition to the financial tuition reimbursement, the agreement also creates a direct path for pilots to become SkyWest cadets, securing mentorships, access to company facilities, simulators and more.
"We're excited to partner with ATP to provide tuition assistance and prepare a solid pathway to SkyWest Airlines for ATP students," said Tracy Gallo, SkyWest Vice President of Flight Operations. "Pilots at SkyWest Airlines have more career opportunities than at any other regional airline, and this partnership with ATP helps students at the 40 ATP locations across the country to truly take control of their careers by connecting with SkyWest Airlines."
Some additional benefits of joining the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program include enhanced seniority, guaranteed final interview and access to pilot mentors. Unlike an internship, the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program allows students to remain at their campus to complete their flight training until they are able to meet SkyWest's Airline Transport Pilot standards. The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program prepares a clear path for pilots to launch their SkyWest career, where they enjoy an unmatched culture of professionalism, teamwork and success. For more about the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program, visit www.skywest.com/pilot-pathway.
About SkyWest Airlines:
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 356 aircraft, SkyWest's nearly 11,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,800 flights each day to 209 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. Visit www.skywest.com for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.
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